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Ebay-ers - need advice!

July 30th, 2014 at 09:15 am

Okay, I know it's a gamble, but the current bid on my clarinet is $405. Auction ends tomorrow and I have 15 watchers. I have someone offering me $450 if I do a "buy it now" price. I would think with that many watchers, the final bid could very well go higher than $450. I'm thinking that even if it doesn't, and $405 is the final bid, it's already double what I thought I would get for it, so I should just ride it out. I'd be thrilled with $405 and over the moon if it goes even higher!

I have a lot more buying experience than selling, and it seems like in the lat hour or two the prices always start to jump... has that been other's experienes too?

7 Responses to “Ebay-ers - need advice!”

  1. klarose Says:

    I don't ever do a "buy it now" for people during the bidding. If they want it they can bid just like everyone else.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    That is very exciting! I don't have any advice to offer just happy for you. What are the shipping costs on that?

  3. frugalredhead Says:

    Shipping on the clarinet is about $10. It's not very heavy. I sold a 25 pound saddle on Ebay a couple of months ago and it only cost me $27 to ship, but man was that a pain in the butt to pack up! Smile

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I would not add a Buy It Now during bidding either. That is not good eBay practice in my opinion. It is possible that it won't go up to $450, but I'd feel better about giving everyone the same chance to purchase the item.

  5. Joe Says:

    Most of the bidding will happen in the last 15 minutes. Let it ride!

  6. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I agree to let it ride. Let us know how it ends!

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